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Frostbike gallery: Gravel tires—the new, the old, and the bold

From limited edition colors, to new tread patterns and widths, here's what's hot in tires, for 2020.

 

Last year Panaracer did a limited run of colored GravelKing options. All the 38mm versions are sold out. The next batch, in different colors, is coming in March. Photo: Ben Delaney

Frostbike is a three-day convention put on by Quality Bicycle Products, the biggest parts distributor in the United States. While Trek, Specialized, and Giant now also provide bike shops with a substantial amount of parts and accessories, most shops use QBP for a healthy portion of their business.

QBP stocks a huge variety of brands—from SRAM, and Campagnolo, to Schwalbe, and Maxxis—but it also has a few brands of its own, like Salsa, Surly, Whisky, and Teravail.

Tech editor Dan Cavallari and I visited Frostbike in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, to check out what’s hot for 2020. Here is a gallery of the latest gravel tires.

Related: The perfect gravel tire width